Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & Students Affairs) at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK)

The Commission dates back to 1954 when Civil Service Commission was established by British Colonial Government following Holmes Commission Report, 1948; Civil Service Commission was advisory to the Governor in matters of appointments; At independence in 1963 it was enshrined in the constitution and renamed Public Service Commission; Independence Constitution had Regional PSC’s but abolished in 1964 following constitutional amendments; It is the oldest Constitutional Commission and its mandate has expanded over the years. The Commission then constituted of a chairman, a deputy chairman and fifteen members all appointed by the President. The Commission, since then, has handled matters of human resource management in the public service especially the civil service and local authorities. Constitution of Kenya, 2010 promulgated on 27th August 2010 reconstituted the Commission with a redefined and expanded mandate and a lean membership.

MASINDE MULIRO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY – MAIN CAMPUS, KAKAMEGA TOWN

Basic Salary: – Ksh.336,478- Ksh.470,711 p.m.
House allowance: – Ksh.82,589 p.m.
Medical Cover As may be provided by the University
Other Management Allowances
Terms of Service: – Five (5) years Contract (Renewable once) subject to satisfactory performance).

For appointment to this position, a candidate must;

  • be Kenyan citizen;
  • be a holder of an earned PhD from a reputable University as well as a full professor or associate professor of a university recognized in Kenya;
  • have had at least ten (10) years academic and research experience with scholarly record demonstrated by publications in internationally peer reviewed journals in their areas of specialization and supervision of Masters’ and Doctoral students;
  • have served successfully in a Senior Administrative and Management position at the level of a either Dean/Director or Deputy Principal of a Constituent College/Principal of a Campus College in a University or in other comparable level(s) for at least three (3) years;
  • have successfully demonstrated ability and competence in administrative and academic leadership in an academic and research environment;
  • have had a successful record of leadership in development and implementation of academic programmes at University level;
  • have excellent understanding of current national, regional and global trends in University education and training globally and the factors and conditions shaping development of University education in Kenya;
  • be a team player with excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and have a capacity to work effectively with students and stakeholders;
  • show good understanding of University functions and procedures coupled with a passion for the promotion of learning, excellence in teaching, research and innovation;
  • have good understanding of the national policies and strategies governing University education training in Kenya;
  • demonstrate capacity to initiate and facilitate the development of relevant and quality market and society driven academic programmes;
  • be a registered member of professional association/s, where applicable, and be of good standing;
  • have demonstrated ability to attract research and consultancy grants, and other awards; and
  • be of high ethical standards, integrity and accountability and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Core Competencies

The following core competencies will be required:

  • excellent organizational, interpersonal and effective communication skills as well as logical and sound decision-making ability;
  • creativity and innovation;
  • be visionary and result oriented; and
  • be firm, fair, accountable and transparent in the conduct of one’s duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Students Affairs) will be in charge of Academic matters and Students Affairs of the University. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • the overall responsibility of direction, organization and administration of learning programmes in the University;
  • overseeing the development and implementation of academic programmes and regulations in line with national and regional regulatory standards;
  • overseeing the formulation, implementation and monitoring of policies, rules and regulations, guidelines and procedures on planning, development and management of academic activities and programmes;
  • promoting activities that attract local and international students;
  • advising Senate in the development of learning programmes in conformity with national and international standards and legally recognized professional bodies;
  • coordinating Student affairs including, admissions, accommodation, discipline and Welfare activities;
  • coordinating the management of and preparation of syllabi and their regulations, timetables, examinations, students’ attachment, and Library services; and
  • planning and mobilizing resources for teaching by allocating academic facilities, e.g. lecture halls, labs, workshops, and other teaching facilities as well as the formulation of rules governing their allocation and utilization.

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